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The Hunt for Red October

Tom Clancy

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ISBN 10: 0870212850 / ISBN 13: 9780870212857
Published by Naval Institute Press, 1984
Condition: Good Hardcover
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FIRST PRINTING hardcover with all points of issue: six blurbs on rear dj panel, hammer and sickle blindstamped on front board, no price on flap, no printing numbers on copyright page with 18 lines of text, ISBN on both back DJ panel and back hardcover panel. The condition is merely good with a few faults: the DJ adhered to the upper back panel, is now separated, and this upper 3x8cm area is faded with a small nick exposing the board nearby. Small spot on the upper page edges, otherwise the pages are unmarked and excellent. The dust jacket is poor with the corresponding damaged upper spine area, a 5cm tear at the lower spine (taped on the underside), other smaller blemishes, yet is presentable and preserved in a clear, removeable cover. [1.9 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 63009

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Title: The Hunt for Red October

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Poor

Edition: First Edition

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Tom Clancy's rich imagination and his remarkable grasp of the capabilities of advanced technology give this novel an amazing ring of authenticity. It is a thriller with a new twist, a "military procedural" with an ingenious, tightly woven plot that revolves around the defection of a Soviet nuclear submarinethe USSR's newest and most valuable ship, with its most trusted and skilled officer at the helm.


A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The entire Soviet Atlantic Fleet is ordered to hunt down the submarine and destroy her at all costs. The Americans are determined to find her first and get her safely to port in the intelligence coups of all time. But the Red October has a million square miles of ocean to hide in and a new silent propulsion system that is impossible to detect. Or is it?


Her daring and cunning captain, Marko Ramius, thinks so. The commander of the Soviet's fastest attack submarine, however, is confident that he will find his prey. And Bart Mancuso, the aggressive commander of the U.S. Navy attack sub the Dallas, is counting on the sensitive ears of his resourceful young sonar operator to identify Red October's unique sound print and track her down.


The nerve-wracking hunt goes on for eighteen days as the Red October stealthily eludes her hunters across 4,000 miles of ocean. But just short of Ramius's objective, his submarine converges with the others in a rousing climax that is one of the most thrilling underwater scenes ever written. Can the start of all-out war be avoided? The outcome is clear only on the very last pages.

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Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision: the Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on....

The Hunt for Red October is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so accurate and convincing that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a runaway top secret Russian missile sub.

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